A study in The New England Journal of Medicine shows strong evidence that education and good cardiovascular health are helping more people ward off dementia for longer.

The findings suggest that more people will be able to live independently longer and, thus, the cost of long-term dementia care may not be as devastating, or prohibitive for some, as policy makers had predicted, reports Pam Belleck.

Although this study’s participants were mainly white and suburban, another recent study has shown a similar trend among African-Americans in Indianapolis.

Read more at The New York Times


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